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Sample units and free publications from the Resource Center and CIMC, along with links from "Resources for the Busy Instructor: Apps, Internet Sites, and other Resources for Education, Training, and Professional Development"

The positions or viewpoints in the resources collected here reflect their authors and source organizations. They do not represent the Resource Center for CareerTech Advancement, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, or any employee of the state agency. No endorsement of organizations or viewpoints is implied by inclusion in this collection or on this web page.

Publications from the Resource Center and CIMC

Learning Activity Packet: Infection, Immunology, and Sanitation

NEW - Added May 2019 - Students will learn basic principles of infection, immunology, and sanitation in this LAP.

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Learning Activity Packet: Biochemistry and Microbiology

NEW - Added May 2019 - Students will learn basics principles of biochemistry and microbiology in this LAP.

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Respiratory System

NEW - Added May 2019 - This module of instruction includes the following objectives:

  1. Define the term respiratory system.
  2. Complete statements that describe the characteristics of pulmonary ventilation.
  3. Select true statements concerning terms used to measure the various aspects of respiratory volume.
  4. Distinguish among the portions of the thorax that are related to the lungs.
  5. Match the major organs and structures of the respiratory system to their descriptions.
  6. Label the major organs and structures of the respiratory system.
  7. Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the nose that are related to the respiratory system.
  8. Select true statements that describe the characteristics of the pharynx that are related to the respiratory system.
  9. Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the larynx that are related to the respiratory system.
  10. Select true statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the trachea.
  11. Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the bronchi.
  12. Label the major structures of the bronchi.
  13. Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the lungs.
  14. Label the major external structures of the lungs.
  15. Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the pleura.
  16. Label the major structures of the pleura.
  17. Complete statements that describe the muscles that change the size of the thorax.
  18. Match common disorders and abnormalities of the respiratory system to their definitions.
  19. Practice critical thinking: investigate lung-transplant procedures. (Assignment Sheet 1)

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Practical Nursing Series: Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Nursing coverMental Health Nursing adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. This text builds on the concepts and skills from previous courses. It focuses on nursing for mental health, including: psychiatric care environment, teams, and treatment; therapeutic communication; psychopharmacology; stress, anxiety, and coping; addictive disorders; abuse and neglect; depression; impaired cognition. Mental Health Nursing is designed to teach the nursing student focused nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN. A test bank CD for Mental Health Nursing is also available for purchase.

Modules include:

  • Introduction to the Psychiatric Care Environment
  • Psychiatric Treatment Team Roles and Treatments
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills/Mental Health Concepts
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Stress, Anxiety, and Coping
  • Addictive Disorders
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • Understanding Common Mental Health Disorders
  • Depression
  • Impaired Cognition

We are offering Module 2, Psychiatric Treatment Team Roles and Treatments, as a free sample for you to download.

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Practical Nursing Series: Medical Surgical Nursing II

Med Surg 2 coverMedical Surgical Nursing II, used in conjunction with Medical Surgical Nursing I, replaces our Nursing Focus curriculum. Medical Surgical Nursing II adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

This text builds on the concepts and skills for previous courses. It focuses on prevention of illness, health management, and care of the individual. Treatments, patient care, diet and pharmacological therapy are included in each module. Medical Surgical Nursing II is designed to teach the nursing student focused nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN.

Modules include:

  • Immune Nursing
  • Sensory Nursing
  • Neurology Nursing
  • Digestive Nursing
  • Endocrine Nursing
  • Urinary Nursing
  • Reproductive Nursing
  • Oncology Nursing

We are offering the Teacher Edition of “Sensory Nursing” as a free sample to download.

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Links to Other Resources

A Guide to Public Health Careers
Employment and salary data for prominent occupations and relevant specializations in major areas of public health employment.

Public Health Education
Information about undergraduate and graduate public health programs, as well as curated lists of the best public health resources online, including open access journals, opencourseware, and organizations dedicated to research, professional networking and public awareness.

National League of Nursing — Teaching Resources
Provides guidelines that describe the four program outcomes of human flourishing, nursing judgment, spirit of inquiry, and professional identity as a foundation for curriculum redesign.

Study.com — List of Free LPN Resources
List of free online LPN classes and educational materials, compiled by Study.com.

Healthalicious Cooking
Lessons about food and physical activity from the University of California.

CDC FastStats
The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

Phillips Learning Connection — Medical Games
Free online games dealing with anatomy and physiology, x-ray, medical terminology, MRI, vascular, cardiology, and more.

Learning Nurse Resources Network
Nursing games designed to make your nurse learning/education more interesting, engaging, and fun.

Handbook of Patient’s Spiritual and Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals
A free guide to download from the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network.

Inner Body
Explore the human body like never before with hundreds of interactive anatomy pictures and descriptions of thousands of objects in the body.

Nursing Simulation Scenario Library
This collection of videos includes a simulation scenario as well as accompanying documentation that can be used to recreate the scenarios.

The Visible Human Project
Complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of normal male and female bodies, created from cadavers.

Healio
In-depth specialty clinical information website that allows you to select and tailor news and education to fit your needs, including news reporting, dynamic multimedia, question-and-answer columns, CME and other educational activities in a variety of formats, quick reference content, blogs, peer-reviewed journals and a full line of popular book titles.

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Brain Tour provides a fascinating interactive explanation about how the brain works and how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain.

NIH Health Information A to Z
Health information organized by body systems, health and wellness, conditions/diseases, and procedures.

Health.gov
Portal to the websites of federal departments and agencies, and their health initiatives and activities.

The Pathology Guy
Dozens of resources on pathology topics, general pathology, and resources for the medical teacher.

NursingNet
Online nursing resources.

Cells Alive
Animations and graphics on cell biology, microbiology, immunology, and microscopy.

NIH Office of Science Education
Educational resources from the National Institutes of Health, organized by topics, grade levels, and formats.

NIGMS Interactive Games
Multi-level, interactive games and puzzles about cells, proteins, the chemistry of health, and other topics from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

The Human Heart
An online exploration of the human heart from The Franklin Institute, including enrichment activities.

CDC’s Health Marketing Resources and Tools
Provides a guide for implementing strategies that can be used in public health education, research and communication efforts.

CDC’s Science Ambassador Lesson Plans
Engaging high school and middle school lesson plans that introduce students to real public health problems and nurture an interest in careers in the public health industry.

Inside the Brain
An Interactive Tour from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Interactive Hand Hygiene Course
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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